Workers at Worcester Starbucks Vote to Unionize

 by Tom MarinoJune 3, 2022

WORCESTER - Workers at Starbucks at 11 E Central Street in Worcester held its vote to form a union on Friday, June 3. All 14 voters elected to support unionizing the store's workers.

Workers at the store sent a letter to the company's interim CEO Howard Schultz, in April, notifying of its intent to file a petition to unionize. The letter was released the same day Schultz returned to the CEO position for a third time since the company's founding.

Stores in Brookline, Westford, and Boston also held union elections on Friday. Those three stores also had unanimous votes in favor of unionizing.

According to More Perfect Union, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization that tracks union activity nationwide, 115 Starbucks stores in 26 states have won union elections, while elections have failed in 13 stores.

Ten stores in Massachusetts have held successful union elections. Just three individuals voted against unionizing in all ten stores, combined.

Five other Starbucks stores in Massachusetts have filed petitions to unionize, including the store at 308 W. Broadway in Gardner.

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